Johns Hopkins commencement ceremonies set for May 22

Universitywide event will take place Thursday at Homewood Field

About 1,500 students will claim their degrees on May 22 at the commencement ceremony for all of Johns Hopkins University's divisions and campuses.

The ceremony will include remarks from President Ronald J. Daniels and from the featured speaker, Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube; the conferring of all degrees; and the bestowing of honorary degrees. In addition, all undergraduate students as well as doctoral students in attendance will have their names announced as they file on stage to have their degrees recognized.

Commencement will take place, rain or shine, from 8:40 a.m. until noon on Homewood Field. Tickets are not required. For more information, visit

The majority of students will receive diplomas following the event; others will receive them at separate diploma ceremonies at their respective schools:

  • Bloomberg School of Public Health: Tuesday, May 20, 2:30 p.m., Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Cathedral and Preston streets. Speaker: Carol S. Larson, president and CEO of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

  • School of Nursing Diploma and Award Ceremony: Wednesday, May 21, 4 p.m., Turner Auditorium. Speaker: Patricia Davidson, dean of the School of Nursing.

  • Carey Business School: Wednesday, May 21, 4 p.m., Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Speaker: Charles W. Scharf, CEO of Visa Inc.

  • School of Education Diploma Award Ceremony: Wednesday, May 21, 4 p.m., Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. Speaker: Cathy L. Lanier, chief of police for the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department.

  • Whiting School of Engineering Graduate Ceremony: Wednesday, May 21, 7 p.m., Homewood Field. Speaker: Dr. Michael J. Zinner, Moseley Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, and surgeon-in-chief at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

  • School of Medicine Diploma Award Ceremony: Thursday, May 22, 2:30 p.m., Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Speaker: Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

  • SAIS Diploma Award Ceremony: Thursday, May 22, 3 p.m., DAR Constitution Hall, 18th and D Streets, N.W., Washington, D.C. Speaker: David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee and former British foreign secretary.

  • The Peabody Institute Diploma Award Ceremony: Thursday, May 22, 7:30 p.m., Friedberg Concert Hall, Peabody. Speaker: Kim Kashkashian, a violinist who will receive the George Peabody Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Music in America.

  • Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Graduate Ceremony: Friday, May 23, 10 a.m., Homewood Field. Speaker: Jennifer Pahlka, Executive Director of Code for America, and United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer for government innovation.